ISBN-10:
0470035870
ISBN-13:
9780470035870
Pub. Date:
04/12/2010
Publisher:
Wiley
Network Modeling and Simulation: A Practical Perspective / Edition 1

Network Modeling and Simulation: A Practical Perspective / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780470035870
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/12/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Guizani is currently a Full Professor and the Chair of the Computer Science Department at Western Michigan University.

Mr. Qadan is the General Manager of Equinox International. He worked and served as a Senior Technical Director for OPNET Technologies (leading modelling and simulation vendor) between 2002 and 2005.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1 Basic Concepts and Techniques.

1.1 Why Is Simulation Important?

1.2 What Is a Model?

1.3 Performance Evaluation Techniques.

1.4 Development of Systems Simulation.

1.5 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

2 Designing and Implementing a Discrete-Event SimulationFramework.

2.1 The Scheduler.

2.2 The Simulation Entities.

2.3 The Events.

2.4 Tutorial 1: Hello World.

2.5 Tutorial 2: Two-Node Hello Protocol.

2.6 Tutorial 3: Two-Node Hello through a Link.

2.7 Tutorial 4: Two-Node Hello through a Lossy Link.

2.8 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

3 Honeypot Communities: A Case Study with the Discrete-EventSimulation Framework.

3.1 Background.

3.2 System Architecture.

3.3 Simulation Modeling.

3.4 Simulation Execution.

3.5 Output Analysis.

3.6 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

4 Monte Carlo Simulation.

4.1 Characteristics of Monte Carlo Simulations.

4.2 The Monte Carlo Algorithm.

4.3 Merits and Drawbacks.

4.4 Monte Carlo Simulation for the Electric Car ChargingStation.

4.5 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

5 Network Modeling.

5.1 Simulation of Networks.

5.2 The Network Modeling and Simulation Process.

5.3 Developing Models.

5.4 Network Simulation Packages.

5.5 OPNET: A Network Simulation Package.

5.6 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

6 Designing and Implementing CASiNO: A Network SimulationFramework.

6.1 Overview.

6.2 Conduits.

6.3 Visitors.

6.4 The Conduit Repository.

6.5 Behaviors and Actors.

6.6 Tutorial 1: Terminals.

6.7 Tutorial 2: States.

6.8 Tutorial 3: Making Visitors.

6.9 Tutorial 4: Muxes.

6.10 Tutorial 5: Factories.

6.11 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

7 Statistical Distributions and Random NumberGeneration.

7.1 Introduction to Statistical Distributions.

7.2 Discrete Distributions.

7.3 Continuous Distributions.

7.4 Augmenting CASiNO with Random Variate Generators.

7.5 Random Number Generation.

7.6 Frequency and Correlation Tests.

7.7 Random Variate Generation.

7.8 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

8 Network Simulation Elements: A Case Study UsingCASiNO.

8.1 Making a Poisson Source of Packets.

8.2 Making a Protocol for Packet Processing.

8.3 Bounding Protocol Resources.

8.4 Making a Round-Robin (De)multiplexer.

8.5 Dynamically Instantiating Protocols.

8.6 Putting It All Together.

8.7 Summary.

9 Queuing Theory.

9.1 Introduction to Stochastic Processes.

9.2 Discrete-Time Markov Chains.

9.3 Continuous-Time Markov Chains.

9.4 Basic Properties of Markov Chains.

9.5 Chapman–Kolmogorov Equation.

9.6 Birth–Death Process.

9.7 Little’s Theorem.

9.8 Delay on a Link.

9.9 Standard Queuing Notation.

9.10 The M/M/1 Queue.

9.11 The M/M/m Queue.

9.12 The M/M/1/b Queue.

9.13 The M/M/m/m Queue.

9.14 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

10 Input Modeling and Output Analysis.

10.1 Data Collection.

10.2 Identifying the Distribution.

10.3 Estimation of Parameters for Univariate Distributions.

10.4 Goodness-of-Fit Tests.

10.5 Multivariate Distributions.

10.6 Selecting Distributions without Data.

10.7 Output Analysis.

10.8 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

11 Modeling Network Traffic.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Network Traffic Models.

11.3 Traffic Models for Mobile Networks.

11.4 Global Optimization Techniques.

11.5 Particle Swarm Optimization.

11.6 Optimization in Mathematics.

11.7 Summary.

Recommended Reading.

Index.

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